14 August 1979 |
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Jamie Parker is an English actor and singer.
Jamie Parker was born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire on 14 August 1979, and attended Loretto School before training in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) from which he graduated in 2002. Parker originated the role of Scripps in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys. He was involved in The History Boys from the play’s first reading, initially reading the part of Rudge before taking on the role of Scripps in the original London stage production as well as in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions and radio and film versions of the play. Parker put his musical talents to use in The History Boys, playing piano and singing in several scenes. His other National Theatre credits include a 2008 revival of The Revenger's Tragedy.
In 2011 he appeared at Chichester in Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with fellow History Boy, Samuel Barnett—the production subsequently moved to London for a West End engagement. In the autumn of 2012 he appeared as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. In the first part of 2013 he appeared in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Proof and in Candida at the Theatre Royal, Bath. He is currently playingthe role of the Balladeer in Assassins in the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.
During the spring of 2012 he toured the UK in the Globe production of Henry V, a production which subsequently played at Shakespeare's Globe on London's Southbank during the summer of 2012 thereby completing his traversal of the Prince Hal story arc in Shakespeare's history plays at the Globe. Parker was also featured in two of the six episodes of the BBC Four's production Shakespeare Uncovered (2012). Each episode explored and revealed the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact they have today. The series combined interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays staged specially for the series at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
He was married in 2007 to actress Deborah Crowe with whom he has one child, a son named William.
|2007||Life Class||Paul Tarrant||BBC Radio 4||Ten 15 min episodes|
|2012||Frankenstein||Victor Frankenstein||BBC Radio 4||2 episodes|
|2014||Pride and prejudice||Mr Darcy||BBC Radio 4||3 episodes|
|Hamlet||Hamlet, Prince of Denmark||BBC Radio 4||5 episodes|
|2007||American Experience||Philip Hamilton||PBS||Series 19, Episode 15 "Alexander Hamilton"|
|Silent Witness||Alan Peters||BBC||Series 11, Episodes 5–6 "Hippocratic Oath"|
|2009||Horne and Corden||BBC||Series 1, Episode 4|
|2010||Van Gogh: Painted with Words||Theo van Gogh||BBC||TV film|
|2011||The Hour||Peter Darrall||BBC||Series 1, Episode 1 (Appears in Episodes 2 and 4 on a recorded tape)|
|2012||Silk||Captain Cassidy||BBC||Series 2, Episode 2|
|Shakespeare Uncovered: Derek Jacobi on Richard II||As himself and Richard II||BBC Four||Episode 3 of 6|
|Shakespeare Uncovered: Jeremy Irons on the Henrys||Prince Hal/Henry V||BBC Four||Episode 5 of 6|
|Parade's End||Brownlie||BBC Two||Episodes 2–3|
|2014||Silent Witness||Ben Morgan||BBC||Series 17, Episodes 9–10 "Fraternity"|
|Endeavour||Dr Matthew Copley-Barnes||ITV||Series 2, Episode 1 "Trove"|
|2006||The History Boys||Scripps|
|2008||Valkyrie||Werner von Haeften|
- "IMDB – Jamie Parker – Biography". Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- Kellaway, Kate (8 October 2006). "Kate Kellaway: How We Played a Part in History". The Observer (London). Retrieved 5 November 2006.
- "Jamie Parker". Retrieved 5 November 2006.
- "Between the Crosses – Cast and Crew". Retrieved 5 November 2006.
- Bennett, Alan; Nicholas Hytner (2006). The History Boys The Film. London: Forelake Ltd. p. viii. ISBN 0-571-23173-X.
- "Internet Broadway Database: Jamie Parker Credits on Broadway". Retrieved 5 November 2006.
- "National Theatre : Productions : The History Boys 2004". Retrieved 17 October 2006.
- "The History Boys – Arts Reviews – Arts – Entertainment – smh.com.au". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 March 2006. Retrieved 17 October 2006.
- "John Smythe: theatre reviews: NZIAF-THE HISTORY BOYS: More is more". Retrieved 17 October 2006.[dead link]
- PBS. Shakespeare Uncovered, New York Public Media, 2013. Shakespeare Uncovered: About
- "IMDB – Jamie Parker – Other works". Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "The Gondoliers or The King Of Barataria". Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- Benedict, David (5 June 2008). "Variety – The Revenger's Tragedy". Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "RadioListings – Life Class". Retrieved 20 August 2009.
- "American Experience – Alexander Hamilton – The Film and More – PBS". Retrieved 15 May 2007.
- BBC Four. Shakespeare Uncovered: Derek Jacobi on Richard II, Episode 3 of 6, BBC, 30 June 2012. BBC Shakespeare Uncovered
- BBC Four. Shakespeare Uncovered: Jeremy Irons on the Henrys, Episode 5 of 6, BBC, 8 July 2012. BBC Shakespeare Uncovered
- Jamie Parker at the Internet Movie Database
- Jamie Parker at the Internet Broadway Database
- BBC Four: Shakespeare Uncovered (for UK users)
- PBS: Shakespeare Uncovered (for US users)